Chai latte overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead healthy breakfast. They’re filled with warming spices and nutritious ingredients like chia seeds and Greek yogurt. Prep a batch today for a delicious and satisfying breakfast tomorrow morning!

Glass filled with chai latte overnight oats topped with apple slices on a wooden cutting board

Breakfast that tastes like a coffee shop chai latte? Sign me up! As a Registered Dietitian, it’s probably no secret how much I love healthy breakfast recipes. Of all the breakfast meals, oatmeal is my absolute favorite! When my schedule is particularly busy or I know I have an early morning, I’ll prep some overnight oats the night before to ensure I have a nutritious breakfast.

Overnight oats are the perfect blank canvas for all types of flavors and healthy ingredients. I love making overnight oats with chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and hemp hearts to add nutritious fiber and protein. These chai latte overnight oats are not only delicious, but will keep you full for hours!

This protein-packed overnight oats recipe is vegetarian, gluten free (if using certified gluten free oats), and soy free. This recipe makes two servings.

Ingredients in chai latte overnight oats

Here is everything you need to make this protein-packed overnight oats recipe:

Ingredient and dietary restriction substitution suggestions

  • Make it vegan. Use plant-based yogurt in place of Greek yogurt, and use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Make it nut free simply by eliminating the pistachio topping. You can use pepitas in their place.
  • I prefer old fashioned rolled oats for overnight oats, but you can also use quick oats. Do not use steel cut oats, because they will not soak up the liquids enough.
  • Add even more protein by stirring in a scoop of your favorite protein powder or 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds.
Chai latte overnight oats ingredients measured out on a wooden cutting board

How to make overnight oats

Overnight oats are super simple and quick to prepare! Start by combining the dry ingredients: oats, spices, salt, and chia seeds in a large jar or airtight container. Stir together.

Then add the wet ingredients: almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir it all up very well.

Close the container and set it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, portion your overnight oats into two servings. Add your toppings of choice, and dig in!

Can you warm up overnight oats? Overnight oats are meant to be enjoyed cold right from the fridge. However, you can definitely heat them up if you much prefer a warm breakfast. To heat them up, just portion into a microwave safe bowl and pop in the microwave. Then, add your toppings to the warm overnight oats.

How long do overnight oats last?

You can prepare overnight oats up to five days in advance of when you plan to eat them. I recommend waiting until you are ready to eat them to add your toppings to ensure the toppings are fresh and don’t lose taste or texture.

Also, note that the longer overnight oats sit in the fridge, the softer they will get. This is because the oats continue to soak up the liquid ingredients and start to break down into a softer texture.

Two glasses filled with chai latte overnight oats topped with apple slices on a wooden cutting board

Oats nutrition benefits

Oats are a very good source of dietary fiber, including both soluble and insoluble fiber. High fiber diets keeps us full, help manage blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels, and promote digestive health, gut health and weight management. One half cup of oats has 4-5 grams of dietary fiber, or 15 percent of our daily needs.

In addition to fiber, oats provide many other nutrients:

  • 1.7 mg iron (10 percent of your daily needs)
  • 55.89 mg magnesium (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 11.71 mcg selenium (22 percent of your daily needs)
  • 166.1 mg phosphorus (24 percent of your daily needs)

Oats are also a source of B Vitamins, copper, zinc, and potassium.

Chia seeds nutrition benefits

These tiny seeds pack a big nutrition punch. A one ounce serving of chia seeds (about 2 tablespoons) provides:

  • 7.7 grams of dietary fiber (28 percent of your daily needs)
  • 5.2 grams of plant-based protein
  • 1.6 mg iron (9 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.466 mg thiamin (39 percent of your daily needs)
  • 111.13 mg magnesium (28 percent of your daily needs)
  • 7.2 mcg selenium (11 percent of your daily needs)

In addition to micronutrients, chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids promote heart health and immune function. Chia seeds also provide antioxidant compounds, which help fight inflammation in the body and keep our cells healthy.

Two glasses filled with chai latte overnight oats topped with apple slices on a wooden cutting board

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Chai Latte Overnight Oats

Chai latte overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead healthy breakfast. They’re filled with warming spices and nutritious ingredients like chia seeds and Greek yogurt. Prep a batch today for a delicious and satisfying breakfast tomorrow morning!

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Fridge Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, chia seeds, spices, and salt in a large jar or glass airtight container. Stir together.
  2. Add the almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir very well until everything is well combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next morning, portion into two servings and add your toppings of choice.

Notes

Storage: You can prepare overnight oats up to five days in advance of when you plan to eat them. I recommend waiting until you are ready to eat them to add your toppings to ensure the toppings are fresh and don’t lose taste or texture.

Also, note that the longer overnight oats sit in the fridge, the softer they will get. This is because the oats continue to soak up the liquid ingredients and start to break down into a softer texture.

Can you warm up overnight oats? Overnight oats are meant to be enjoyed cold right from the fridge. However, you can definitely heat them up if you much prefer a warm breakfast. To heat them up, just portion into a microwave safe bowl and pop in the microwave. Then, add your toppings to the warm overnight oats.

Ingredient and dietary restriction substitution suggestions

  • Make it vegan. Use plant-based yogurt in place of Greek yogurt, and use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Make it nut free simply by eliminating the pistachio topping. You can use pepitas in their place.
  • I prefer old fashioned rolled oats for overnight oats, but you can also use quick oats. Do not use steel cut oats, because they will not soak up the liquids enough.
  • Add even more protein by stirring in a scoop of your favorite protein powder or 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds.

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